UNPLUGGED: How does it feel to be a store owner in Columbus, Ohio?
STEPHANIE: Amazing! I wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world! I’ve wanted to do this for as long as I could remember but I kept putting it off for a variety of reasons. I didn’t think it was feasible. I thought it would be much more intimidating than what it really was. And life took over. I was laid off from my job and at that point, I made up my mind that I am never going back to corporate retail. I’m never going back to working for another boss. I’m opening my own store. I’m being my own boss. And since that decision, I’ve never looked back! It’s been the best decision I’ve ever made.
UNPLUGGED: What was it like to transition from an employee mentality to an employer mentality?
STEPHANIE: Very hard! I read articles, books and how-to guides in order to transitioning myself into a business owner and an entrepreneur. However, I discovered there...